Cancelled UTOPIA Show Farm Animals Can Stay Humans, Keep Off the Grass

11/5/2014 12:30 AM PST

The brown cow can answer how now ... and the answer is AWESOME, because he's not getting kicked off the ranch featured on Utopia ... but their human counterparts are not so lucky.

The show -- a year-long experiment where people would live on the ranch and create their own rules of life -- was cancelled after 2 months.  The humans were told to leave, but the owners of Sable Ranch in Santa Clarita, CA gave the farm animals a reprieve ... they're all allowed to stay.

The animals became the real stars of the show ... the chickens, the cows, and especially the baby calf named Ca$h.

The ranch is in the 30 Mile Zone, where ranch scenes are shot for TV shows and movies, so the animals may be coming to a big or small screen soon.